Atlas of African Neuroptera and Megaloptera

Record details

LacewingMAP:   15396
Province:   Western Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3219AA
Observer:   van Dyk Zenobia
Date of record:   2015-01-11
Number of photos:   2
Notes:   It was freely walking about and it was big 2-3cm long.
Last updated:   2020-12-03 13:24:43
Sp. code:   327660
Species name:   Crambomorphus sp.
Common name:  
Family:   Myrmeleontidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Unknown
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 15396 - photo: 1
VM-number: 15396 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Mervyn Mansell
Comment:   This is the larva of a species of Crambomorphus, most likely C. sinuatus - the only species of that genus that occurs in the Cedarberg area. Crambomorphus species are among our largest antlions and the adults have narrow sinuate wings. The adults live freely in sand, and are voracious predators. A really nice record!
Date:   2018-09-03 17:52:49
Species name:   Crambomorphus sp.
Species code:   327660

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